• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 107

    A LACQUER RECTANGULAR KANG TABLE

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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    A LACQUER RECTANGULAR KANG TABLE
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The top decorated in qiangjin and tianqi technique on a yellowish-ochre ground with a four-clawed dragon, its sinuous body coiled around a flaming pearl amidst clouds within an ogival cartouche reserved on a diaper ground, the outer border and the shaped apron with further dragon cartouches reserved on a wan diaper ground that continues down the inward-curved legs, the underside covered in dark brown lacquer
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide, 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) deep, wood box


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    Provenance

    Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 321, no. 245.